Fishnet tights are a fashion trend that first emerged with flappers in the 1920s. Later, they were used to achieve the grunge aesthetic in the ’90s. During that iteration, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, and Paris Hilton sported them underneath miniskirts and baggy, low-rise cargo pants to give their outfits a rockstar edge. Today, it’s safe to say Billie Eilish is one of the main faces of the new fishnets trend, styling hers with knee pads, camouflage hot pants, and sheer biker shorts, whether she’s onstage or posing for a photoshoot. For Eilish, 21, the resulting aesthetic is sporty and flirty all at once, with subtle sex appeal thanks to the skin-baring elements. She generally opts for baby tees or oversize jerseys on top.
Other celebrities are getting in on the fun as well. Nicola Peltz Beckham, 28, dressed up for mother-in-law Victoria Beckham’s Paris Fashion Week runway show, wearing fishnet tights which she pulled above her low-rise pencil skirt. With the addition of a black bandeau top, the clear focus was on her tights, which added dimension to her sleek and refined basics. Kourtney Kardashian Barker took things in the opposite direction with her new Boohoo campaign — her fishnets were ripped with holes and teamed with knee-high leather biker boots for a tough moto moment. Finally, Emma Chamberlain played with unexpected layering at the Maison Margiela show by slipping fishnets over a crisp white bodysuit, instead of the other way around.
Keep scrolling to see how celebs are working fishnets into their wardrobes this season. Then, explore other bold style statements that fit the same cool, rocker vibe such as undone pants, hip cleavage, and even no pants at all.